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Transnational Corporations in Conflict-prone Zones: Public Policy Responses and a Framework for Action


  • Jessica Banfield
  • Virginia Haufler
  • Damian Lilly


Private sector activity—including both licit and illicit trade and business—is a significant factor influencing the shape and intensity of many conflicts. With a few significant exceptions, however, there has, to date, been little effort (from public, private and civil society sectors alike) to engage different types of private sector actors systematically in conflict prevention. The basic thesis of this paper is that conflict-sensitive business and its promotion of public policy-making institutions could become an important part of a collective and multi-actor effort to create a more peaceful world.

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  • Jessica Banfield & Virginia Haufler & Damian Lilly, 2005. "Transnational Corporations in Conflict-prone Zones: Public Policy Responses and a Framework for Action," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(1), pages 133-147.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:oxdevs:v:33:y:2005:i:1:p:133-147
    DOI: 10.1080/13600810500099766

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    1. Uwafiokun Idemudia, 2010. "Rethinking the role of corporate social responsibility in the Nigerian oil conflict: The limits of CSR," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(7), pages 833-845.

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